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The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own / Edition 1

The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own / Edition 1

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In the world that created the Bible, there were no female scholars and theologians, yet in the past four decades, owing to such stunning discoveries as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts, as well as advances in historical understanding and the rise of feminism, a generation of scholars has found new ways to interpret the Scriptures and the societies that created them -- exploring avenues traditionally ignored by male-dominated religious study. Surveying the new scholarship and the personalities of those who have created it, The Word According to Eve not only explores afresh the history of our religions but offers exciting new challenges to our sense of worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618001927
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/08/1999
Edition description: 1ST MARINE
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of Are We Rome?, The Word According to Eve, and the essay collection Just Curious.

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"Provocative and lucid . . . an engaging book." Boston Globe

"In The Word According to Eve, such startling scholarship is unveiled for us by a guide and translator with good humor, graceful prose and formidable intellect." The Los Angeles Times

"The Word According to Eve is a disarming, intelligent, and timely book for the broad audience . . . sly and enjoyable." The New York Times

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